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Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.

Twitter handle: @jeffmason1

Jun 25 2018

Exclusive: India most dangerous country for women with sexual violence rife - global poll

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - India is the world's most dangerous country for women due to the high risk of sexual violence and being forced into slave labor, according to a poll of global experts released on Tuesday.

Apr 24 2018

European nations urged to stop Libya's trafficking gangs

VIENNA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - European countries need to do more to stop illegal trade in Libya in fuel and inflatable boats which is helping human traffickers with deadly results, according to a senior United Nations refugee agency official.

Apr 23 2018

Seize human traffickers' money to help victims, urge campaigners

VIENNA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Seizing the gains of human traffickers to compensate victims should be treated a priority by governments to crack down on the estimated $150 billion a year crime, an international anti-trafficking conference was told on Monday.

Nov 27 2017

Interview: Give women greater role in industry to cut poverty, urges UN executive

VIENNA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Women need to be given a greater role in industries in poorer nations to meet the global goal of cutting poverty by 2030, the head of the United Nations industrial development agency said on Monday after being voted in for a second term.

Nov 15 2017

UK sex trafficking survivor calls for more action to protect slaves from U.S. to India

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A British survivor of sex trafficking made an impassioned plea on Wednesday for more action to be taken against those responsible for enslaving people across the globe, from upmarket British and U.S. neighborhoods to slums in India.

Nov 07 2017

Sex scandals highlight need to have more LGBTQ, women in power: campaigners

LISBON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Sexual harassment scandals sweeping from Hollywood to other industries globally highlight the need to have more women, gay and black people in power at a time when minority rights are being rolled back, LGBTQ campaigners said on Tuesday.

Nov 06 2017

Stephen Hawking says technology could end poverty but urges caution

LISBON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Technology can hopefully reverse some of the harm caused to the planet by industrialization and help end disease and poverty, but artificial intelligence (AI) needs to be controlled, physicist Stephen Hawking said on Monday.

Oct 22 2017

Violence, "old boys' clubs" put women off life in politics but at what cost?

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Faced with escalating violence, a lack of funding, and locked out of male-dominated networks, many women are reluctant to enter politics with growing concerns that a drive to get women into power globally is moving far too slowly, experts said.

Oct 17 2017

Green and clean but is your electric car free of slavery?

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Electric vehicles are often labeled the "green cars" of the future but rising demand for the raw materials needed to get them on the road could increase the risk of slavery in their production, according to a risk analysis report on Tuesday.

Jun 22 2017

One of China's richest women hopes to keep driving culture of philanthropy

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - After starting work in a hotel kitchen, Zhai Meiqin began selling furniture and built a billion-dollar conglomerate but she took great pride on Thursday for being recognized for driving a new phenomenon in China - philanthropy.


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